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Level Up Your Web Apps With Go by Mal Curtis

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Chapter 3HTTP

Sending and receiving HTTP requests is at the core of every web application. Go’s standard library contains a variety of packages that make this easy for us to do. In this chapter, we’ll discover how we can respond to requests, route requests through middleware, create HTML templates, and create JSON responses―all with the standard Go library.

Responding to Requests

Creating a web server in Go is simple. In most languages, another piece of software is required for your application to be up and running on the Web, such as Apache for a PHP application. Go’s standard library contains a package called http, which is powerful enough to run a server without using third-party software.

While there are a few ways to do it, the quickest ...

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